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Neeraj Chopra Eyes Elusive 90m Mark, Second Successful Diamond League Title In Doha Next Month

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Neeraj Chopra Eyes Elusive 90m Mark, Second Successful Diamond League Title In Doha Next Month

Javelin thrower and the reigning Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra will begin his Diamond League title defense in the Doha meeting on May 5. Champion Anderson Peters (GRN) and Olympic silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch (CZE) in a much-anticipated javelin competition at the Doha Meeting on Friday 5 May,” a statement from Diamond League read.

Due to injury, Chopra missed the 2022 Doha meeting. It was an event that presented spectators with a javelin masterclass as two national records were broken, including the fifth-longest throw in history by Grenada`s two-time world champion Peters (93.07m), a mark only just outside Thomas Rohler`s 93.90m impressive meeting record from 2017.

“While last year was a good year for me with a new personal best, world silver medal, and the win of the Wanda Diamond League, this year brings new opportunities. My goal for this summer is the World Championships, alongside the Asian Games and the defense of my Wanda Diamond League title. I’m also getting closer to the 90m mark, so it would mean a lot for me to break that barrier.,” the Indian athlete told the World Athletics as quoted by Diamond League. Peters returns for the 2023 edition of the Doha Meeting, alongside Olympic silver medalist Vadlejch – European silver medalist and bronze medalist in Eugene – who also recorded a PB in Doha 2022 with his first ever throw over 90m (90.88m).

Alongside the decorated trio, the Doha Meeting will also welcome European champion Julian Weber (GER), the Olympic and world fourth-place finisher with a best of 89.54m; former Olympic champion and Trinidad & Tobago national record holder Keshorn Walcott (90.16m); and former world and Commonwealth champion and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Julius Yego, the Kenyan record holder (92.72m). The 2023 Diamond League will include 14 meets, ranging from Doha to a single final over two days in Eugene (September 16-17). .

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